||DIY PC with RTX 3080 & Ryzen 9 3900x
|Video Editing/Game Streaming
||DIY PC with RTX 3080 & Ryzen 9 3900x
||Adobe Premiere Pro, Stream Labs OBS
||DIY PC with RTX 3080 & Ryzen 9 3900x, Have a 4k & 1440p monitor to compare Spectrum to
||Several Streaming Services
||DIY PC with RTX 3080 & Ryzen 9 3900x, Xbox Series X, Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch
||Black Ops: Cold War, CS:GO,Valheim, PUBG, Apex Legends, Halo MCC, Gears 5 (anything on Xbox Gamepass)
Reason For Testing:
I am a video game content creator with some high end equipment to fully test out the Spectrum capabilities. I currently have a LG 4k HDR monitor and a HP Omen 1440p 165htz GSYNC monitor that I am eager to compare the Spectrum to. If you are looking for someone who will not sugarcoat and be genuine with their honest opinion, I am that person! Also if people are curious like I am about the HDMI 2.1 functionality with the Series X then I can test that too!
Here are some reviews I did on games in video form, I can easily just script out my review and put it both on my channel and in the forum!
AMD Ryzen 9 3900x
EVGA FTW3 Ultra RTX 3080
32 GB DDR4 RAM
Several SSD/HDD (Both SATA and M.2 NVME)
Review of Sennheiser Drop PC38x Headset
I have been in the market for a pair of wireless gaming heaphones for awhile now. I tried the Astro A50s, Logitech’s newest offerings and even the new Audeze Penrose X. None of these headsets impressed me for the price I was paying for them. So I went back to using a wired pair of cans.
For the last 2 years I have been using the Sennheiser Game One headset. This is a very basic headset without the features you would see in something like a turtle beach headset, but what you do get is superior comfort and audio (two of the most important factors imo). So I settled on buying the PC38x which is the natural successor to my Game One’s. It is an open back design so the soundstage is superb! I also have kids and a wife so I don’t completely want to be shut out from my surroundings and that is why I prefer open back headsets.
The design of this headset is VERY similar to the Game Ones. There are 2 key differences though. The color scheme is black and yellow which the Game Ones were black and red (a color combo that I am a sucker for). Also the headband has much more cushion with the PC38x. There is a noticeable “clamping” down on the head with the 38x vs the Game Ones so that is a definite con, however the headset is still EXTREMELY comfortable for someone who wears glasses and has a huge head (size 7 5/8 hat).
Lets get into the sound! Compared to the Game One’s I feel this headset has MUCH more bass. I should note that my headsets are always hooked up to my Astro TR Mixamp which provides extra juice to these cans but nonetheless the bass upgrade is noticeable to the Game One’s. I absolutely love the sound on this headset and honestly its been hard for me to find better sound quality than what Sennheiser puts out.
The microphone I can not comment too much on since I use a external USB mic and never my headset mic, but after initial tests I would say it is a solid mic!
For $169 USD this headset is not cheap and it should be noted that it is only available on the Drop website, no third party sellers stock it. But still at that price point I am much happier with the quality of product that I received vs the $300 headsets that I was ultimately disappointed in. These headsets also feature the same drivers as the well received GSP 500 and 600 headsets from Sennheiser and Epos.
What’s in the box?
- 2 removable braided cables (PC and console)
- 2 pairs of earpads (mesh knit and velour)
- Drawstring travel pouch
- 2-year manufacturer’s warranty
- Form factor: Over ear
- Transducer principle: Dynamic, open
- Frequency response: 10Hz - 30000Hz
- Impedance: 28 Ω
- Sound pressure level: 109 dB
- 2.5 m PC cable, 2 x 3.5 mm splitTRS connector
- 1.5 m console cable, 1 x 3.5 mm TRRS connector
- Weight: 8.9 oz (253 g)
- Weight (with cable): 10.2 oz (290.5 g)
- Microphone frequency response: 50–16,000 Hz
- Pick-up pattern: Noise-cancelling
- Sensitivity: -38 dBV/PA
- Microphone technology: Electret condenser
- Microphone pickup pattern: Bi-directional
-Great sound quality/bass
-Removable ear cups
-Build quality is sturdy (for plastic)
-Microphone can be muted by simply turning it upwards
-More comfortable than most headsets (only beaten by Astro A40/50 and Game One’s imo)
-Pricey for a basic headset but definitely worth it imo
-Little bit of a clamping force on headband to earcups
-Can only be bought from a single retailer
Overall Score 9/10
Patman seal of approval!!!